As the name suggests, this treatment is all about lightening stained or discoloured teeth.
While you can buy over-the-counter, use-at-home toothpastes and strips, the dentist and oral health therapist is best qualified to determine if teeth whitening is suitable for you. They can diagnose the reason for the discolouration and its type, and can then advise the most effective treatment for you.
You may be tempted to go to a shopping centre booth or a beautician to get your teeth whitened, but neither are staffed by suitably qualified personnel. Incorrect use of bleaching agents may cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. DIY bleaching comes with all sorts of risks, and anecdotal treatments such as rubbing strawberries, lemons, or even bicarbonate of soda on your teeth, can do a lot of damage to your teeth and gums for no real whitening gain.
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customised to your needs. We offer Zoom WhiteSpeed. It is the only in-office system that has variable intensity setting so each treatment can be customised to maximise patient comfort.
This supervised, in-chair whitening procedure is safe, effective and clinically proven to whiten up to eight shades—for a brighter, whiter smile in just one visit! With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by our oral health therapist Tara, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration.
Dr Max has over 24 years of experience in dentistry and has undertaken advanced training in Implant Surgery, Intravenous Sedation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign and Oral Surgery. He can answer any questions you may have regarding our services, or any other oral health issues you may have.